Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/05/1998 11:04:00
On Sun, 4 Oct 1998, Todd Whitesel wrote:

> Perhaps we could do it as part of a transition to 22-partition disklabels
> across the board, with both 'c' and 'd' reserved for driver internal purposes.
> (I have my own agenda here; someday I want to read my i386 volumes and their
> DOS data on my arm32, so I will keep stumping for an acceptable MI
> implementation of the i386's 'd' partition concept.)

Why are we transitioning to 22-partition diskabels? That limit only
applies to the *BSD label. MacOS-based labels can have any number of
drives. In fact, we could have the pathelogical case of someone having 64
partitions! Also, w/ MBR disklabels, we could get more than 22 partitions
on a drive (if you have multiple OS's and each one has support for lots of


Take care,